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  • "I assume you did it to thwart me," Ty said.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The time spent denying coverage, arguing, dismissing, thwarting—surely it was more trouble than simply granting her parents access to the right care.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • After a week I learned that my attempt to escape the electric shop had been thwarted because rotten DeSimon had gone on vacation unannounced, and Tex wouldn’t transfer me out to construction until he returned.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Even the claim of mental retardation was thwarted because no court would grant a hearing at such a late stage.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • Red-backed mice and meadow mice began invading Mike’s cabin in such numbers that it looked as if I would soon be starving unless I could thwart their appetites for my supplies.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Again, my hope for a storybook dalliance was thwarted by the fact that the stream was only about six inches deep.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He should have thwarted Uriel and avoided being seen by the other angels.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • They prepared to send a report to the mainland, only to be thwarted by the presence of Mr. Curtain on the plaza.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • He was baffled, thwarted, muzzled.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • It’s good that I didn’t know until later that in April 1945, the SS was ordered to murder all the Jewish workers at the factory, but Schindler managed to thwart the plan and get the SS officer in charge transferred out of the area before he could carry out the instructions.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box

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  • Through Leslie, I would at last assuage a basic hunger too long ruthlessly thwarted.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • My minor part in thwarting the ambush was much praised, and toasts were drunk in my honor from the flasks that several of the men carried.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • This was the downfall of a nation and the triumph of systems designed to thwart all human contact, human reason, personal discretion and decision making.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • My dad’s thwarted acting career was one of his favorite subjects and — though she seemed interested enough—something told me that this wasn’t the very first time she had heard about it either.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The word senseless springs to mind, and Idris thwarts it.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Since the 1990s, Mexico and the United States have tried to thwart them.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • An uprising requires breaking the law, thwarting authority.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • And the only real thing he ever feels is annoyance when he’s thwarted.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Led by three young Black Minorca pullets, the hens made a determined effort to thwart Napoleon’s wishes.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • I was thwarted . thwarted, once again, by Harry Potter.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • If I am to develop a simulation that cannot be thwarted by the Divergent mind, I must study the strongest Divergent mind in order to shore up all weaknesses in the technology.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • The answer floated to my conscious mind before I could thwart it: He was just a Hazara, wasn’t he? I ran back the way I’d come.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Only my greatest enemy has kept after me, and even him I have thwarted.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • He laid himself down under the thwarts and waited, panting.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • —Lady, come from that nest Of death, contagion, and unnatural sleep: A greater power than we can contradict Hath thwarted our intents:—come, come away!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • As he inched it up, her giggling increased, but she thwarted his advances each time by twisting or moving an inch or two away.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • It makes me very nervous and poorly, to be thwarted so in my own family, and to have neighbours who think of themselves before anybody else.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • But in my case of sacrificial effort I was thwarted.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • He had lighted with such energy upon a thwart of his boat that his ivory leg had received a half-splintering shock.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • It expressed, plainer than words could do, the intensest anguish at having made himself the instrument of thwarting his own revenge.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • So far we have thwarted their plan.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Here he was, for instance, vowing upon his knees that he would save Ona from harm, and only a week later she was suffering atrociously, and from the blow of an enemy that he could not possibly have thwarted.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Even when they tried to change their shapes, the gods had no luck, as if the magic of the box were thwarting them.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • You’ve thwarted destiny enough.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • There was one thwart set as low as possible, a kind of stretcher in the bows, and a double paddle for propulsion.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • Or there’d be other magic thwarting you—like the protective spells on this museum.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • He hath disgrac’d me and hind’red me half a million; laugh’d at my losses, mock’d at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine enemies.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • He felt his strength ebb as Gannel’s spell thwarted whoever was trying to scry him and Saphira.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • "I’ve never heard of Aro’s or Jane’s gifts being thwarted."
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Their efforts were always thwarted.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • You will free him and thwart the plans of the giants.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Had the Order thwarted him, stopped him from seizing it?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • I have been careless, and so have been thwarted by luck and chance, those wreckers of all but the best-laid plans.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I have felt their hard, rough hands and realized what an endless struggle their existence must be—no more than a series of scrimmages, thwarted attempts to do something.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • It is a very strange thing, this sleep-walking, for as soon as her will is thwarted in any physical way, her intention, if there be any, disappears, and she yields herself almost exactly to the routine of her life.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Thwarted yet wondering, she chopped away with the hoe.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • Then it began to make a slow hissing sound in the water and he still held it, bracing [44] himself against the thwart and leaning back against the pull.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • Because she hated herself, she hated them all with the fury of the thwarted and humiliated love of sixteen.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • I am thwarted in every thing material.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • To the high mountain peaks of faith and sanctity he would have climbed, had not the tendency been thwarted by the burden, whatever it might be, of crime or anguish, beneath which it was his doom to totter.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
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